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The Kentucky Poultry Federation was organized in 1957 as a civic and educational non-profit corporation. The federation exists for the purpose
of fostering, promoting and encouraging the improvement of production and marketing of all types of poultry, poultry products, eggs and egg
products in Kentucky. The Kentucky Egg Council coordinates all promotional activities of eggs and egg products. The Federation acts as the industry
liaison with the University of Kentucky, the Kentucky Department of Agriculture, the Kentucky State Legislature, the American Egg Board, the
National Chicken Council, and the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association.
Grants and Programs
Good Husbandry Grant Program
Deadline: October 1, 2013
This program is offered by the private organization Animal Welfare Approved, and you must be AWA certified to apply. AWA certification is supposed to be free of cost, so if this type of grant is something you are interested in, it may be good to follow up. The primary goal of the program is to help successfully grow pasture-based systems for high welfare of the animals. The emphasis for this year is improved genetics, increased outdoor access, welfare improvements in the slaughter process, and non-lethal predator control. Grants are up to $5,000. For more information, click
Foundation for Rural Service Program
Deadline: October 1, 2013
As a community-based program, the emphasis of this grant is helping the local community as a whole, and agriculture is listed as a funding possibility. This program does not fund individual farmers, but it will fund projects that benefit the community, including farm equipment or training that can benefit multiple producers or other entities. They will fund a project fully, up to $5,000, or assist with a project that is already 75% funded. They look for collaboration among different local organizations, long term effects in the community, community participation in the project, and making rural areas better places to live and work. For more information, click here.
KADF On-Farm Energy Program
Due to the incredible success and high demand for the program, as of July 19th, all funding for this program has been allocated to projects. This means that they have suspended the program and are not currently accepting applications for the September deadline. With any program in such high demand and usefulness, it is often better to apply for the first round of funding, since the funding can be allocated to projects before the last round even begins! For more information, click here.
Kentucky Egg / Chicken Rebate Programs
You are eligible for a rebate for cooking with eggs and/or chicken in the classroom during the 2013-2014 school year!
Click here to download the reimbursement forms for each program. (Deadline: June 1, 2014)
Kentucky ranks #7 in the nation in terms of broiler production.
Mark Your Calendar
2013 Kentucky Poultry Festival
This year's Festival will be held on Friday & Saturday, October 4-5, 2013 in Bowling Green, KY. Join us for food, fun, and Monte Carlo!
Click here for details and registration form.
2013 MEMBERSHIP DRIVE
Click here for the 2013 Application, due by Monday, February 25, 2013.
The Incredible Edible Egg Jingle Celebrates 35th Anniversary!